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Gender: Male
Hometown: Heart of Dixie
Home country: USA
Current location: Montgomery Alabama
Member since: Fri Apr 4, 2014, 04:21 PM
Number of posts: 15,952

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Ever get the feeling you're just spinning your wheels?

Or a Big Wheel as the case may be?

After adjusting for inflation, however, today’s average hourly wage has just about the same purchasing power it did in 1978, following a long slide in the 1980s and early 1990s and bumpy, inconsistent growth since then. In fact, in real terms average hourly earnings peaked more than 45 years ago: The $4.03-an-hour rate recorded in January 1973 had the same purchasing power that $23.68 would today.




http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2018/08/07/for-most-us-workers-real-wages-have-barely-budged-for-decades/

Lynching memorial draws 100k visitors in first 3 months

Source: AL.com, by-line AP

The nation's first memorial to victims of lynching has drawn more than 100,000 visitors in its first three months -- far exceeding some earlier estimates.

The National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery shares stories about some of the 4,400 black people slain in lynchings and other racial killings between 1877 and 1950. The names of those killed, if they are known, are engraved on 800 steel columns, with copies to be adopted by each U.S. county where lynchings happened.

The Montgomery Advertiser reports that some visitors have been part of large groups. About 100 community leaders visited last month from Charlottesville, Virginia, where whites and blacks clashed in the streets and a woman was killed by a motorist during the "Unite the Right" rally last summer.

https://www.al.com/news/birmingham/index.ssf/2018/08/lynching_memorial_draws_100k_v.html



Stoneman Douglas students take gun safety message to Alabama State House

Under a toad strangler of an early morning storm, they persisted!
What an outstanding, youthful set of inspirational figures in our body politic!!


Source: AL.com, by Mike Cason

A group of about 30 students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., came to Montgomery on their Road to Change tour, presented my March for Our Lives.

Most of the group was not admitted past security so they staged their planned "sit-in" in the State House lobby, chanting "vote them out," "everyday shootings are everyday problems," and "USA not NRA."

Tabitha Isner, the Democratic nominee for Congress in Alabama's 2nd District, came by the State House to hear what the students had to say.

"I think the biggest takeaway is how great it is to see young people that are using their anger and their fear in a positive way, that they're trying to make change," Isner said. "Lots of young people, when they feel ostracized from the community or they feel abandoned in their community will resort to bad behavior, criminal behavior. And I think it's a powerful testimony that these young folks have decided to try to change policy rather than giving up on the society around them."

Read it all at: https://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2018/08/stoneman_douglas_students_take.html


Stoneman Douglas students arrive!




Sit-in at the "People's House" -- allowed between the front door and the metal detectors.

"March For Our Lives" in Jackson!



https://twitter.com/AMarch4OurLives

https://marchforourlives.com/southerntour/

"March for Our Lives" continues Southern tour!

Yesterday in Birmingham.

Today, Montgomery to Selma - Freedom Ride tribute!

But first:



https://twitter.com/AMarch4OurLives

https://marchforourlives.com/


We'll see you at the barricades!

August Premieres and Returning Favorites

Welcome to the dog days of summer!


The Sinner USA, Aug 1, Wednesday, 10-9CT Season 2, Carrie Coon featured!




Animals HBO, Aug 3, Friday, 11:30-10:30CT Season 3, animated post-apocalypse NYC!


Random Acts Of Flyness HBO, Aug 3, Friday, Midnight-11CT

https://twitter.com/RandomActsHBO/status/1019334404127145985


Better Call Saul AMC, Aug 6, Monday, 9-8CT


Lodge 49 AMC, Aug 6, Monday, 10-9CT Goes with 'Saul' I guess?




Fear the Walking Dead and Talking Dead AMC, Aug 12, Sunday, 9-8CT Second half of Season 4

Ballers HBO, Aug 12, Sunday, 10-9CT Russell Brand joins up!


Be sure and add your favorites!

"Everybody believes in accountability until it's their guy."

I always want to ask - "Why the tattoos?"

You know what? I just 'discovered' it's really none of my business!


I Don’t Want To Talk About My Tattoos With Strange Men by Emily McCombs HuffPo

Even if a man isn’t touching or leering, commenting on tattoos can feel like a perpetuation of the entitlement to our bodies that women experience constantly. Never mind that we’re only riding the train home, or standing in line at the grocery store ― we are still on display, our bodies still up for discussion and commentary. It can feel mentally jarring to be minding your own business, perhaps daydreaming or reading a book, and have your attention drawn again and again to the reality of your thighs or your bare shoulders. The question or compliment itself often feels like a ruse, a thin excuse for men to gleefully exert that access to our bodies, to get away with something in public


Things I will be keeping to myself from now on:

CDA: "The first five of our official endorsement list for the 2018 midterm elections is up!"

Source: Christian Democrats of America

Christian Democrats of America officially endorses the candidates below for the 2018 midterm elections. After vetting the values, policies and ideals of the below candidates, we believe they are in alignment with our platform and the policies/values that are most important to Christian Democrats. This list is in no way complete, as we will continue adding to this list on a regular basis as the midterms approach. Look for special features on these candidates on our social media, podcast and blog and for an official Voter’s Guide on issues coming soon.

Richard Painter – Senate, Minnesota

Quote: “This President is a traitor. Either we impeach and remove him or we start learning Russian.”


Tabitha Isner – Congress, Alabama

Quote: My political views are firmly tied to my faith, the idea that we are called to feed the hungry and care for the sick and liberate the captive. I believe that we do better by our children and families when we support abundant life for all rather than fearing that there isn’t enough to go around. In these United States of America, we can all enjoy abundant life, but it’s going to require courage and faithfulness to our ideals. We can restore unity and strengthen the bonds of peace, but It’s going to require humility and gentleness, patience and bearing with one another in love.


Kelly Fryer – Governor, Arizona

Quote: “I will use a human rights lens to write every policy, sign every bill and draft every budget – people first. I think Arizona is the most beautiful state in the nation but we face a long list of challenges, including deep economic inequity and high poverty, struggling public schools, mass incarceration, a water shortage, racist immigration policies, anti-LGBTQ bias, constant attacks on women’s rights and an assault on our natural resources. These problems have reached or will soon reach crisis levels as a result of decades of negligence, incompetence, ideological blindness and immoral leadership. As governor, I will use 3 principles to tackle every challenge: 1) People first – I’ll use a human rights lens to write every policy, sign every law and draft every budget. 2) Everyone wins – It isn’t true that, for someone to “win,” someone else has to “lose.” I will seek solutions that work for all of us. 3. Be fearless – I’m going to listen to the smartest people, look for the best ideas, think big and act boldly to make Arizona work for everyone – and I mean everyone.”


Joan Greene - Congress, Arizona

Quote: “We must be the Voice for the Voiceless. We fight for the people and not an industry. We must include compassion in every decision we make because when we do, we would never have the atrocities we are having now. We must always extend our hand to those in need. Together we can turn our Community and Country back to the WE it should be instead of the me it is becoming.”


Tim Kaine – Senate, Virginia

Quote: “Let’s hear from the “least of these,” who must deal with the ramifications of the decisions made in Washington. In the end, our collaboration and openness to new ideas will produce solutions that do a better job at caring for those most in need.”



Song by Christina Forrester – Executive Director/Founder, CDA

Nick Saban's contract sends message to college football

Source: AL.com, by Joseph Goodman

*****

Saban, who is 66 years old and 132-20 in 11 seasons at Alabama, extended his contract by one year on Friday to 2025. It sent a powerful message to coaches (and their recruits) throughout the SEC. The Tide's glorious ride isn't ending anytime soon, and the greatest coach in the history of college football will not be aging out of the sport's most demanding league.

*****

It's clear at this point that beating Saban will be the only way to get him to retire. Good luck with that. He's 64-7 over the last five seasons, and one failed defensive drive away from winning three straight national championships.

Saban's Alabama is the favorite to win the championship again this season, and, at this point, his biggest problem every year is convincing stockpiled talent not to transfer. Saban's quarterback controversy this fall will be the envy of every other coach in the country.

If Auburn's starting quarterback goes down with an injury this season, the Tigers are done. If Alabama's starting quarterback gets knocked out, the backup has starred in a national championship.

*****

Read it all at: https://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2018/07/nick_sabans_contract_sends_mes.html


The Process starts here. See y'all September 1st!

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